The double whammy of polar vortex winter and sniffly/congested newborn and toddler have me feeling pretty tired these days. And bundling up each and every time I need (want) to go outside is exhausting, especially when I'm triple timing (though to be fair, the baby is pretty easy). But, this is where we live and we need to toughen up and bear it (no need to grin..though this pic is pretty grin-worthy ;))
I've been able to get in a few runs lately, though. Last week, on Monday I ran about three miles outside. It was sort of mild, so it wasn't bad. Tuesday I was exhausted with burny eyes and constant yawning, so I chose to skip a workout. Same with Wednesday; I'm taking reverse taper liberties because I see no reason to rush my comeback. Thursday was a different story. I started the day with a private pilates sesh followed by a 3 mile treadmill run (with Baby J looking on). Some of those miles were even sub-ten. Really cruising now! Friday I was expectedly sore, and when my friend suggested we take the kiddos swimming, it sounded like the perfect relaxing activity. Ha - nothing is relaxing with an almost three year old, but this was pretty perfect. Baby J got to hang out by the humid pool (a suggestion by her nurse to help with her congestion issues), Big Girl and her best bud got to rekindle their love for all things swimming, and my friend and I got to chat away the morning.
I don't think either one of them stopped talking or smiling the entire time they were swimming! And the water was pretty relaxing. After a shower and lunch, we all crashed big time, and I marveled at the fact that all three of us actually napped at the same time. Usually only Baby J gets the nap concept these days.
As for the weekend, yesterday I got outside to run in fastly falling temps - it was something in the teens with a wind chill hovering slightly above zero. I was cold. Quite cold. But I also felt tough and like a runner again. Today is probably another rest day.
So now, onto food..
Yesterday we ordered Chinese food. Some of it was unfamiliar, which made it interesting and sort of an experience.
Tonight, we are doing leftover mac and cheese along with leftover braised eggplant from last night's order.
Monday - using up spinach/bean dip in a sort of falafel bowl inspired dish. It will be like a layer dip with spinach/bean spread, tahini, pickled turnips, lettuce and tomato. And maybe some kind of hot sauce on top. With pita chips. This could be a bust or it could be awesome.
Tuesday - my husband is out, so I'm doing frozen pizza for Big Girl and me.
Wednesday - Sat - I'm out too. Meals out and all that.